2018-12-14 7:02:24

Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) contracts fka Children’s Services to provide The Victorian Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion Program. The Department has recently broadened the way it provides support to kindergartens to ensure it responds to the unique circumstances of each service.

The purpose of the program is to build the capacity of Victorian kindergartens to support the active participation of multilingual children and families in their early education.

Eligible Victoria Kindergartens can access a range of support including:

  • Subsidised Professional Learning opportunities  
  • Individual short and long term cultural inclusion planning - reflecting on practice, embedding practice in everyday curriculum decision making
  • Supporting and facilitating local solutions for bilingual (language) support
  • Strategies to support English language learners
  • Strategies to support individual children settle and participate in kindergarten
  • Strategies to reduce any unintended barriers for multilingual children and families active participation in Kindergarten
  • Onsite group facilitated conversation at existing networks or staff meetings
  • Onsite language support

To access the Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion program contact fkaCS to discuss your cultural inclusion and/or language support needs.

 

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